Elizabeth Uslander is a loving counselor who works closely with her clients to heal the wounds of a lifetime as they navigate life’s major transitions. She founded Voyages to provide transformational support not traditionally available in the medical model. Her unique therapeutic and educational modality integrates Eastern & Western, modern & ancient, traditional & alternative, clinical & spiritual principles and practices to bring nourishing alignment to each individual’s physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual experience.
Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude with honors, in ethics and social justice from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She then completed her Master of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary, also in Washington, DC., before graduating cum laude with honors from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with her Master of Social Work. Following her early spiritual awakening and extensive study and training, Elizabeth has served as a Spiritual Counselor and Medical Social Worker in the fields of spiritual transformation, grief and end of life care, mental health and addiction recovery, healing family trauma and human rights advocacy.
Elizabeth’s greatest passion is to help those in crisis see the light of possibility, empower them to become who they were born to be, and support them in living with the peace, joy and love we all deserve. To that end, she created a unique approach that facilitates transformation in six simple steps: Awaken to your experience, Embrace your vulnerability and power, Envision your ideal, Release the limitations to manifesting it, Nourish the possibilities that support it, and Surrender to the process of becoming your authentic self. The journey weaves together elements of wisdom traditions and evidence-based models to support clients in creating their optimal experience of life on life’s terms.
Elizabeth also works in partnership with her husband, Dr. Bob Uslander in their medical practice, Integrated MD Care, where they’ve co-created the “Medicine for the Body and the Soul” model of care. They are co-founders of Empowered Endings™, established to teach their proven model, build community and further the social paradigm shift in End of Life Care. Their shared passion for meaningful service inspired Dr. Bob and Elizabeth Uslander to establish their 501-C3 non-profit, the Empowered Endings Foundation, offering charitable support to those in need.
Wisdom Traditions & Evidence-Based Models
Transpersonal ~ Reimagining our identity
Humanistic ~ Embracing our unique human vulnerability
Trauma-Informed ~ Reconciling painful past experiences
Neurolinguistic ~ Restructuring the mind
Jungian ~ Unearthing the subconscious aspects of the psyche
Metaphysical ~ Aligning our lives with our authentic selves
Taoist ~ Harmonizing with the way of nature
Buddhist ~ Mindfully transcending the experience of suffering
Vedantic ~ Understanding unity & releasing the conditioned mind
Contemplative ~ Diving into the realm of mystical possibility
Holistic ~ Aligning the body, mind, heart & soul
Shamanic ~ Understanding natural & ancestral teachings
Somatic ~ Integrating emotional & physical experiences
Existential ~ Facing the ultimate questions of the human condition
Psychodynamic ~ Mapping the patterns of our thoughts, beliefs & feelings
Dignity Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Therapy, Feedback-Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Massage Therapy, Healing Touch, Energy Medicine, Aromatherapy, Sound Healing, Ho’Oponono.
The principles of love and of service are the foundation of Voyages. Our founder, Elizabeth, is committed to ensuring that financial burden never be an obstacle to people receiving the support they deserve. To that end, she works in solidarity with individuals and organizations across her various fields of expertise throughout the world, offering charitable contributions and services to communities in need.
Elizabeth serves on the board of non-profit organizations, such as Hemlock Society and Aid in Dying Foundation furthering access to End of Life care, options and resources. She is an expert educator for local and national healthcare and advocacy organizations, such as New Hope Grief Support and Say Their Names LA, providing financial support, free services and staff education on the intersection of healthcare and human rights. She serves as a bilingual research consultant for organizations seeking to optimize care for disenfranchised and underserved populations. Recent studies include: Best practices supporting terminal Latinx patients and families at University of San Diego’s Moore’s Cancer Center, adapting evidence-based End of Life Care interventions to new populations at University of Southern California’s Owen Clinic, and exploring the impact of virtual reality in Palliative and End of Life Care with Centric Consulting.
For more information and collaborative inquiries, please contact Voyages with any questions.